-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 On Monday 23 August 2004 20:39, Curtis Vaughan wrote: > So, could someone tell me if my system is salvageable or not and what I > need to do? > Or, should I just start over? > > Curtis >
> On 21 Aug, 2004, at 17:06, Curtis Vaughan wrote: > > So, it is my understanding that I did in fact do things right (or that > > is > > to say that The Complete FreeBSD had the right directions. But that > > something else went wrong. > > > > BTW, I installed 4.8 from scratch. Then spent a couple of days > > preparing > > to do a cvsup making sure that I set everything up right (sources: > > Complete FreeBSD, freebsd.org, and this list. > > > > Then I did the cvsup. Everything else I've already written about in a > > previous letter. using which sup configration: - -----------------sample--------------- *default host=cvsup.de.freebsd.org *default base=/usr *default prefix=/tmp/cvsup *default release=cvs *default delete use-rel-suffix *default tag=RELENG_4_5 - --------------------------------------------- what is default tag in your sup file ??? > > > > Unfortunately, it doesn't seem that booting into an old kernel is an > > option. I have looked at the files on my system and there is no > > kernel.old or anything like it. There is only a kernel directory under > > the /boot/ directory. 5.x put kernel there.it seems you > > since you are using 4.8 your kernel should be in /kernel and old one should be /kernel.old (these are files and also you should have /modules and /modules.old we have to learn our kernel version first. "uname -a" this is from a 4.8 stable system: FreeBSD sunburn 4.8-STABLE FreeBSD 4.8-STABLE #0: Fri Jul 11 04:42:22 EEST 2003 [EMAIL PROTECTED]:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/stable_48 i386 what is your "uname -a" output and one more impotent question. do you remember your runlevel when you tried "make installworld" ?? documentation suggest that you boot into sibgle user? were you in single user?? > > What information do I need to provide to perhaps salvage this system? > > And what steps did I possibly miss? > > > > Curtis > > > >> "Kevin D. Kinsey, DaleCo, S.P." <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes: > >>> Yup. Go back to the top --- I missed where > >>> in your list of steps you actually *installed* > >>> the new kernel... > >> > >> That would be where he said: > >>>> make kernel > >> > >> which is equivalent to "make buildkernel installkernel". > >> > >> It doesn't explain quite what's happening here, though -- and he > >> didn't even *hint* at such basic clues as what version he was updating > >> from or to (there may be extra steps for large updating jumps). > >> > >> Booting the old kernel is certainly worth a try before starting over, > >> though; the system is quite likely to be salvageable. - -- - -- gpg public key @ http://cmpe.emu.edu.tr/ilker/ilker.asc pub 1024D/A4F41BD0 2003-07-16 Ilker Ozupak <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Primary key fingerprint: E509 17B6 C8E2 ADB7 32A7 4746 BF14 814A A4F4 1BD0 -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.2.5 (FreeBSD) iD8DBQFBKjbBvxSBSqT0G9ARAmDuAJ9cov9Jep71XZiIwTphW+oi43U9RQCfUno/ 4Ga3lntzk9HXZTvhN6VuQXY= =6YUW -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"